Sharing The Shame | With Anna Chlumsky

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(Brian Rea for The New York Times)
(Brian Rea for The New York Times)

Ninety days may seem like a passing phase, but for Brooke Rinehart it was the amount of time when her "beautiful" life--marriage, new house, and plans to start a family came to a complete stop.

You may know Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer in the popular HBO comedy "Veep". She reads us Brooke Rinehart's essay, "Sharing The Shame After My Arrest."

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Anna Chlumsky is an Emmy nominated artist who continued to make a name for herself in film, on television and on stage. Chlumsky can currently be seen in the sixth season of the Emmy© winning comedy, "Veep," as Amy Brookheimer on HBO.

(Courtesy of Anna Chlumsky)
(Courtesy of Anna Chlumsky)

In 2016, Chlumsky was nominated for her fourth consecutive Emmy© in the category of “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” for her portrayal as Brookheimer. She has also been nominated for a Critics Choice Award, SAG Ensemble, for her role. She won the Gracie Allen Award in 2015 for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a comedy or Musical for her work on Veep.

Chlumsky made her Broadway debut in 2015 in Scott Ellis’ revival of "You Can’t Take It With You." She played “Alice Sycamore,” the daughter of an eccentric family, opposite James Earl Jones and Annaleigh Ashford. She also reprised her role as “Iris Peabody” in Joe DiPietro’s "Living on Love" which made its Williamstown Theatre Festival debut in 2014 and transferred to Broadway in April 2015. Based on the famed Peccadillo, Chlumsky starred opposite Renee Fleming, Douglas Sills and Jerry O’Connell. Additional theater include: "3C ," "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" (Westside Theatre); "So Help Me God" (Mint Theatre Company); "Unconditional" (Labyrinth Theater Company); "The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero" (DR2); "Darwin in Malibu" (Bay Street Theatre); "The Butcherhouse Chronicles" (Summer Play Festival); "Balm in Gilead" (Barefoot Theater Company - Member); "Half Life" (Flea Theater/Fringe Festival); "Iphigeneia at Aulis" (TimeSpace Productions); "Measure for Measure" (Astoria Performing Arts Center); "No Alarms: Headfullofradio" (Veritas Productions); and "The Trojan Women" (Veritas Productions).

Other notable TV credits include: Bryan Fuller’s "Hannibal" (recurring role), "White Collar" (Recurring role), "Covert Affairs," "30 Rock," "Law & Order," "Eight Days A Week" (CW pilot), "Twelve Men of Christmas" and "3 Weeks 3 Kids."

Chlumsky became a household name when she starred alongside Macaulay Culkin as Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 film, "My Girl." Other notable film credits include: James Ponsoldt’s "The End of Tour" starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg;  "Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship," "In The Loop;" "The Good Guy;" "Blood Car;" "My Girl 2;" "Gold Diggers; the Glamour Reel Short," and "Wait."

She currently resides in New York.

(Courtesy of Brooke Rinehart)
(Courtesy of Brooke Rinehart)

Brooke Rinehart lives in Colorado and works for a boutique public relations agency in New York City. Brooke and her partner Tom just welcomed their first son into the world, and they now spend all of their time staring at him. You can follow Brooke on Twitter - @BrookeRine.

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